Business Incentives

Looking for ways to save money? We can help you find energy-efficient improvements that meet your business’s needs. See how we can help you cover your cost with our incentives below.

To see our full list of incentives, click here for the Energy Efficient Communities incentive reference sheet.

Prescriptive Incentives

Please review the Terms and Conditions for online applications. Instructions for submitting online applications can be found here.

Commercial Kitchen

Kitchen and Refrigeration Technical Sheet

We offer cash incentives for a wide range of energy-efficient refrigerators, freezers, and commercial kitchen equipment. Additionally, if your business uses refrigeration, installing energy-efficient equipment and controls on existing or new equipment can help you reduce energy costs and enhance equipment reliability.

Incentives are available for:

  • Anti-sweat heat controls for cooler and freezer doors.
  • Reach-in door closers for coolers and freezers.
  • Strip curtains for walk-in coolers and freezers.
  • Electronically commutated motor evaporative fan motors for walk-in and display coolers and freezers.
  • Solid and glass door reach-in refrigerators and freezers.
  • Steam cookers.
  • Griddles.
  • Convection and combination ovens.
  • Low- and high-temperature commercial dishwashers.
  • Low-flow, pre-rinse valve for automatic dishwashers.
  • Cube, nugget, and flake ice machines.
  • Water coolers.
  • Smart strips.
  • Hotel room HVAC controls.
  • Hotel room receptacle controls.
  • Vending machine controls.

Heating and Cooling

HVAC Technical Sheet

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have a major impact on energy usage. Our program helps cover the cost of new air conditioners, heaters, and other HVAC equipment that will use less electricity than standard HVAC options. That means you can save money on your electric bill while still being comfortable.


Whether you are upgrading existing fixtures or considering innovative lighting technologies and lighting controls, there is probably an incentive to benefit you.

Many customers upgrade to LED lighting. LEDs can use up to 90 percent less electricity than alternative lighting options. This will save you money every month on your electric bill while providing a brighter space.

Retrofit Lighting Incentives

Lighting Fixtures and Controls Technical Sheet

LED Sign Lighting Technical Sheet

Retrofit Lighting Worksheet

New Construction or Major Renovation Lighting Incentives

New Construction Design-Based Lighting Technical Sheet

New Construction Design-Based Lighting Worksheet

Specialized Controls

Specialized Controls Technical Sheet

Electrical controls can help you save money and energy by automatically turning off lights and equipment when rooms are not occupied.

They can also be used for:

  • Smart strips.
  • Hotel room HVAC controls.
  • Hotel room receptacle controls.
  • Vending machine controls.

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

VFD Technical Sheet

VFDs control motor speed so that they use less electricity. By controlling motor speed and torque, VFDs offer greatly enhanced system control and efficiency. VFDs are commonly used on fans and water pumps.

Clothes Washers, Dehumidifiers, and Window Film

Misc. Energy-Efficient Equipment Technical Sheet

We offer cash incentives for installing energy-efficient clothes washers and dehumidifiers, as well as energy-efficient window film. Upgrading to energy-efficient equipment can also reduce your electric bill for years to come.

Communities Efficiency Kits

Communities Efficiency Kits Technical Sheet

Energy Efficient Communities participants can obtain efficiency kits at no cost using their Communities budget allocations. These kits offer a quick and easy way to start saving energy using a smart power strip and an ENERGY STAR® desk lamp. Contact your account executive today to order your kits!

Custom Incentives

Please review the Terms and Conditions for online applications.


Existing Buildings Custom Incentives

Custom Technical Sheet

TASR Template

New Construction Custom Incentives

New Construction Custom Technical Sheet

TASR Template

Unique, customized opportunities allow industrial, commercial, government, nonprofit, and institutional customers to maximize energy efficiency, save money, and manage costs.

We offer incentives for a variety of custom applications, including:

  • Custom lighting.
  • Energy management systems.
  • Compressed air systems.
  • Central chiller plant.
  • Process equipment.
  • Whole building systems.
  • Non-HVAC VFDs.

Check out the Comprehensive Design Technical Sheet to see the additional incentives available for everything from the conceptual design stage of a new construction to major renovations and building addition projects.

Operations and Maintenance Training Incentives

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Operations and Maintenance Training

Operations and Maintenance Training Technical Sheet

Operating a building at the highest level of efficiency can be challenging. We offer financial incentives to help cover the cost for approved building operation and maintenance training courses. These courses help you understand how to optimize building controls and create a comfortable, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly space.

Building Tune-up Incentives

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Building Tune-up

Building Tune-up is a systematic process that optimizes energy use in an existing building over a sustained period of time. We help you identify energy savings opportunities by optimizing your existing equipment, resulting in improved energy conservation, increased energy demand savings, and extended life of existing equipment.

Full Building Tune-up

Building Tune-up Technical Sheet

Building Tune-up Technical Resources Manual

Service Provider Building Tune-up Guide

Small Building Tune-up

Building Tune-up Technical Sheet

Building Tune-up Technical Resources Manual

HVAC Tune-up

HVAC Tune-up Technical Sheet

HVAC Tune-up Worksheet

Tuning up your building’s unitary HVAC system to ensure its energy-consuming components function at peak efficiency provides a low-cost, high-return opportunity while helping your facility.

Monitoring-Based Commissioning

Monitoring-Based Commissioning Technical Sheet

Monitoring-Based Commissioning Technical Resources Manual

We also provide Monitoring-Based Commissioning, an innovative process to determine energy usage and alert your facilities operator to savings opportunities.

We Are Here to Help

Have any questions about the incentives, your eligibility, or how to apply? Contact us and we can help you get started today.

EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. To learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate, click here.